Farm Manager – Alderney – Channel Islands

Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Competitive salary (to be discussed on application), accommodation and relocation assistance
Contact name: Hannah Benfield

Contact email: alderneyfarmshop@suremail.gg
Job ref: 15651LP
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

​Farm Manager – Alderney – Channel Islands

Competitive Salary to be negotiated to the right candidate with the relevant experience.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated individual, or couple, to assist with running the Island of Alderney’s only dairy farm and processing dairy.

Family run business with a small guernsey dairy cow herd comprising of approximately 35 milking cows, 30 purebred guernsey youngstock and 180 head of beef cattle.

At present the herd are grazed 365 days a year only being housed for inclement weather when necessary and the pastures are slowly being moved onto a regenerative policy with no ploughing or mass cultivations.

The position will best suit a couple (but not compulsory) with an ambitious outlook and a strong level of competency of both practical ad technical work and be willing to partake in all aspects of the farming business.

Duties will include:

Milking

General Stock duties

Grazing and Grassland Management

Dairy duties

Ideally qualified in artificial insemination

You must be:

Able to work alone and as part of a family team

Making managerial decisions when necessary

Self-motivated with a flexible approach to peak season workload and adaptable to changes in the workloads and priorities

Good financial planning skills, performance monitoring and a keenness to incorporate new farming practices

You will receive:

Competitive salary (to be discussed on application)

Access to farm vehicles

Accommodation provided

Relocation assistance provided to this beautiful island, which is great for families.

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